About Blepharoplasty

Your eyes are one of the first features that people notice about you, so they are an important aspect of your overall appearance. As you age, the skin thins out and loses its elasticity. As a result, you begin to see baggy eyelids and droopy eyebrows, and sometimes underlying fat that bulges forward.

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, when performed by your ophthalmologist, is typically a functional surgical procedure when involving the upper eyelids to help improve your peripheral visual function. The appearance of your eyelids may be enhanced as a secondary effect. If functional, it is usually covered by most health insurances. When involving the lower eyelids, this is considered cosmetic, and the cost will be out of pocket. 

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Learn More About Blepharoplasty

You could consider blepharoplasty if you want to improve your peripheral visual function and to give your eyes a revitalized look. It is usually a bilateral procedure with some of the following goals to treat:

  • Sagging skin over the upper eyelid
  • Drooping lower eyelids
  • Excess skin or wrinkles and folds on the lower eyelids
  • Puffiness in the eyelids
  • Under-eye bags

When you undergo a blepharoplasty, you are usually given IV sedation and local anesthesia to ensure comfort during the surgery. Your surgeon will create a tiny incision along your natural eyelid crease to remove excess skin and fat from the lids. These incisions will be hidden in the natural eyelid folds.  

The whole procedure may take between 1 – 2 hours, depending on your desired outcome.

You will be discharged from the surgery center shortly after your procedure. You will need a driver to transfer you home.

Minor bruising and swelling after a blepharoplasty typically resolve within the first two weeks. It is advisable to avoid strenuous activities during this healing period and to protect your incision sites from sun exposure and dusty or dirty environments. You will notice the actual results of the blepharoplasty after this period.

The final results of a blepharoplasty are improved peripheral visual function and eyes that look rejuvenated due to an enhanced eye shape. Regardless of why you are seeking blepharoplasty, your surgeon will discuss how your peripheral visual function and the appearance of your eyes can be improved. The results of the surgery will last for several years.

Schedule now by completing this form or calling us at (850) 331-3937 to discuss with Dr. Phil Alabata if you are a candidate for a Blepharoplasty. A referral is not required.